NCF were delighted to hear that in his opening address, the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took personal responsibility for fixing the social care crisis. His acknowledgement that this is a key domestic priority is encouraging, alongside the recognition that the solution to addressing this needs to be found now.

Reporting on the welcome focus on Adult Social Care from the Prime Minister, Vic Rayner, Executive Director of the National Care Forum, said;

“It is great news that Boris Johnson recognises the importance of social care and the need for immediate action. We have waited over two years for this government to produce a reform document, and these were not two years we had to spare. ”

She continued;

“The PM says he has a detailed plan to address social care – and we look forward to understanding as soon as possible what that looks like – and how it will address immediate requirements – as well as looking towards a long term solution for future funding for all adults. It is critical that the plan put forward addresses the agenda of people – not just that of political expediency.”

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Notes for Editors:

The National Care Forum (NCF) represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the United Kingdom. The NCF has been promoting quality care through the not-for-profit care sector for over 25 years and is a leading voice in the sector.

The NCF is governed by our Board of Directors and assisted by the NCF staff team, headed by our Executive Director, Vic Rayner. We keep our members up-to-date with news and developments in the care sector and provide opportunities to meet and share ideas and best practice through our regular forum meetings, annual conferences and events, membership benchmarking surveys plus our highly valued weekly newsletter.

NCF is dedicated to representing members, having their voices heard by the decision-makers. We ensure member interests are represented at all levels and are in constant contact with government departments, politicians and the media to ensure their message gets across. Together we have a stronger voice!

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